Love sometimes comes in threes.
With his mother plotting to have him wed, Niall decides to sneak out of the fae palace and fulfill one of his greatest fantasies. At the Unconventional bar, he finds a pair of lion shifters looking to spice up their love life. Unable to resist the strong attraction between them, Niall lets the persuasive pair take him home.
Jovan and Luka have been searching for their third for years. When Niall stumbles into the bar, their shifter instincts tell them the innocent fae could be their long sought mate. After a sensual night together, they’re certain the beautiful man was fated to be theirs.
His guards fetch him from the shifters’ bed and Niall is taken away from the pair. Upset about Niall’s return to the palace and a possible arranged marriage, the lion shifters battle to decide their future—should they go and fetch their mate or let it only be the one-night stand Niall promised them?
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published as part of the Unconventional in San Diego anthology by Pride Publishing.
This was a fun short story. Niall was fascinating. I liked how he took control of his life for one night. Jovan and Luka were very sexy. I liked how Luka was sweet to Niall and made sure he was having fun and wasn’t being scared off by their desires. Jovan was sure of himself and I liked his confidence. Niall’s past abuse was a bit too casually handled. It was obvious from how Niall spoke it was long lasting and severre but he and the others around him seemed to just brush it off. Even the Fae Queen acted like it wasn’t that big of a deal. That was a but of a turn off for me in the story. I liked how we got to see the three of them on the path to a happy ending right at the end of the story. You can tell they’re going to give a relationship and claiming a real try in the future. I’d love to see more of these three to see how they’re doing and how they handle a life together. I would gladly read a sequel.
Three and a half
Amber Kell has made a career out of daydreaming. It has been a lifelong habit she practices diligently as shown by her complete lack of focus on anything not related to her fantasy world building.
When she told her husband what she wanted to do with her life he told her to go have fun.
During those seconds she isn’t writing she remembers she has children who humor her with games of ‘what if’ and let her drag them to foreign lands to gather inspiration. Her youngest confided in her that he wants to write because he longs for a website and an author name—two things apparently necessary to be a proper writer.
Despite her husband’s insistence she doesn’t drink enough to be a true literary genius she continues to spin stories of people falling happily in love and staying that way.
She is thwarted during the day by a traffic jam of cats on the stairway and a puppy who insists on walks, but she bravely perseveres.